SEATTLE: MWW/Savitt has tapped Gretchen Bakamis as COO and SVP of its growing Seattle office.
SEATTLE: MWW/Savitt has tapped Gretchen Bakamis as COO and SVP of
its growing Seattle office.
Bakamis, who spent more than five years as associate managing director
of Seattle agency Elgin Syferd (now owned by DDB Needham), officially
arrives at the firm on December 1, though she has already assisted in
two new business pitches this month.
In her new role, Bakamis will be responsible for running staffing and
daily operations for the 55-employee, dollars 6.5 million branch of the
East Coast-based MWW Group. She will also oversee the agency’s growing
public affairs division and assist with client service for the firm’s
Since 1997, when she left Elgin Syferd to have a baby, Bakamis has been
running her own agency, Bcommunications. Before that, she ran a
mid-sized agency called Sharp-Hartwig.
Kathy Savitt opened the MWW/Savitt Seattle branch in 1993. Today, the
firm represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including the
Seattle Supersonics, Paul Allen’s Mercata and uBarter.com.
The agency also recently picked up four new dot-com clients:
Bluenile.com, ePodz.com, Rivals.com and Uniglobe.com.